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Making a visit to the capital of Denmark is like stepping into a fairy tale, as this picturesque Scandinavian city by the sea embodies Old World charm.

Copenhagen mixes a fascinating heritage with stylish modern designs. Explore the charming city with its beautiful harbors, cycling culture and great public transportation system to find out why Copenhagen is praised for its quality of life.

Copenhagen has an international airport and is also connected to all major European cities by bus, train and boat. Denmark is part of the EU, but the Danish kroner is still its currency. English is widely spoken in this multicultural capital of 600,000 people. To save money, purchase the cOPENhagen CARD and get free entry or attractive discounts on most of the major attractions, transportation, gear rental and restaurant meals.

Discover Copenhagen’s origins as a 12th-century fishing town in the City Museum and then try fresh seafood in the Nyhavn (New Harbor). The National Museum of Denmark shows how Vikings once ruled the surrounding waters. The Danish capital is on the strait between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Its northern location brings long winters, but visitors appreciate seeing the magic of the historic city draped in snow.

In summer, Copenhagen’s parks and waterfront precincts come alive and Tivoli Gardens opens its doors. This central location is one of the oldest theme parks in the world. Kids will also love the Copenhagen Zoo. To see where Denmark’s royals reside, head to Amalienborg Palace. From there, walk or cycle along the waterfront to find the sculpture of The Little Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale.

The Round Tower also seems to emerge straight from the children’s books of this popular Danish author and the tall structure has some dark tales of its own. Another magnificent lookout point is the corkscrew-shaped spire of the 17th-century Church of Our Saviour. From its windows it is easy to see why so many people fall in love with Copenhagen.

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Top Hotels in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
4 out of 5
Toldbodgade 24-28, Copenhagen
The price is CA $128 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15

Located in Nyhavn - Amalienborg, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Danish Playhouse, Nyhavn, and Amalienborg Palace. Copenhagen Opera ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,234 reviews)

"Would absolutely stay at this location in future visits to Copenhagen. Located in a lovely area of Copenhagen, next to tourist spots such as the Nyhavn, but still quiet. Local convenience stores within a few minutes walk. Rooms were very spacious and well designed. Did notice a lot of cobwebs/spiders ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2020

Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
4 out of 5
Ellehammersvej 20, Kastrup
The price is CA $166 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from The Blue Planet Aquarium and within 3 miles (5 km) of Amager Beach Park and Field's Shopping ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,588 reviews)

"This is the most convenient hotel to stay at if your stay in Copenhagen involves a flight from Kastrup Airport. The hotel is a part of the of the airport complex, and you can walk to your airline check-in counter in less than 5 minutes of leaving your room. This hotel has been through several owners ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 27, 2020

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Ascot Hotel
Ascot Hotel
4 out of 5
Studiestræde 61, Copenhagen
The price is CA $122 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23

Located in Copenhagen City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pumpehuset, Stroeget and City Hall Square. Tivoli Gardens and University of Copenhagen ...

4.2/5Very Good! (744 reviews)

"The hotel was located perfectly for our trip, right in the centre of the city. If you’re planning to explore all areas of Copenhagen then this is the perfect location. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They went above and beyond many times during our stay and I cannot praise them highly ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2020

Ascot Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Copenhagen

STAY Seaport
STAY Seaport
4 out of 5
Murmanskgade 15, Nordhavn, Copenhagen

Located in the heart of Copenhagen, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Parken Stadium, Little Mermaid and Faelledparken. Amalienborg Palace is 2.1 mi (3.4 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (529 reviews)

"Really nice apartments, great location and good service. Will be back."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2020

STAY Seaport
Adina Apartment Hotel Copenhagen
Adina Apartment Hotel Copenhagen
4 out of 5
Amerika Plads 7, Osterbro, Copenhagen
The price is CA $121 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14

Located in Copenhagen City Centre, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Langelinie Pier and Little Mermaid. Amalienborg Palace and Rosenborg ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,179 reviews)
Great stay

"Great location, nice room and facilities"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 24, 2020

Adina Apartment Hotel Copenhagen
STAY Bryggen
STAY Bryggen
4 out of 5
Knud Kristensens Gade 6, Copenhagen, Sealand
The price is CA $233 per night from Dec 29 to Dec 30

Located in Amager, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Islands Brygge Harbour Baths, Tivoli Gardens and National Museum of Denmark. Nyhavn and Copenhagen ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (98 reviews)
Great service - good value for money.

"Great and clean apartments where you geel at home. Great service at check-in."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 15, 2020

STAY Bryggen
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Copenhagen


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Mar 17, 2020

Our trip was very short but we will be back and soon!

5/5 - Excellent


Jan 20, 2020

Great clean City, nice full of tourists too

3/5 - Okay

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Jan 11, 2020

Nothing much to explore. Quite !!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 15, 2019

Attention to the details. The walking streets so relaxing. Plenty of amazing places to eat and drink. The Christmas shops very special and despite the lack of snow, very Christmas like. Copenhagen people could smile a little more.

5/5 - Excellent

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Nov 9, 2019

It is very lively and lots to do. Everyone is friendly and very safe to walk around.

5/5 - Excellent


Oct 28, 2019

Copenhagen is a beautiful city in a beautiful country. We only had a day and half in Copenhagen and although Denmark is an expensive destination, I look forward to going again.

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